If you’re wondering what to serve with your smoked turkey breast, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for smoked turkey breast.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with smoked turkey breast are mashed potato cakes, sweet potato rolls, green bean casserole, and cornbread stuffing. Try broccoli salad, vegetable kabobs, and kale salad for healthier options. You can also serve cauliflower gratin, baked rice, and stuffed collard greens.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Mashed potato cakes
These potato cakes are a fun twist to a classic smoked turkey breast side dish (mashed potatoes).
Pancetta is added to the mashed potatoes for additional savory flavor before they’re formed into mini cakes using a ring mold.
The resulting dish?
A golden-brown, crisp potato cake on the outside with a savory and soft, melt-in-your-mouth inside.
These oven-baked mashed potato cakes will be an instant hit at your next Thanksgiving dinner.
Pro Tip: Don’t have ring molds? Make these cakes in a muffin tin instead.
Sweet potato rolls
Whether you’re cooking for a Thanksgiving dinner or a typical Sunday meal, these sweet potato rolls are the perfect accompaniment to your smoked turkey breast.
Unlike regular dinner rolls, these have a subtle sweetness complemented by a delicious herby butter.
Plus, who can resist scarfing down these fluffy sweet potato rolls?
Pssst… A quick, no-drippings gravy would go superbly with your smoked turkey breast and these sweet potato rolls.
Green bean casserole
Impress your guests with this made-from-scratch green bean casserole.
If you haven’t tried this green bean casserole yet – you’re missing out.
Making every element of this casserole from scratch makes a difference.
The cream of mushroom soup is leagues better than the canned stuff, and using fresh green beans gives you a crisp-tender bite.
Serve this casserole alongside your smoked turkey breast for a hearty, holiday-themed meal.
This green bean casserole is a labor of love, but the resulting dish is completely worth it.
Make even regular weekend dinners like Thanksgiving when you serve your smoked turkey breast with this cornbread stuffing.
This dish is chock full of delicious, sweet, and savory flavors, courtesy of the sausages, apples, cranberries, and herbs.
And of course, we can’t forget about the hero of this dish – the homemade cornbread.
The crumbly texture and subtle sweetness of this cornbread round out the whole meal.
After tasting this cornbread stuffing, you won’t look at boxed stuffing the same way again.
Broccoli apple salad
Got the itch for a creamy salad to go with your smoked turkey breast?
Steer away from the traditional potato salad and give this broccoli apple salad a try instead.
Loaded with crunchy fruits and vegetables, this salad ticks all the boxes of what you’d want in a side dish: crunch, nutrition, and flavor.
It’s dressed with a combination of mayo and low-fat Greek yogurt for a slightly healthier, creamy, and tangy dressing.
Once you taste this creamy broccoli apple salad, you’ll want to have it every week.
Baked mushroom rice
Turn your smoked turkey breast into a complete, hearty meal with this baked mushroom rice.
This dish is a one-pan wonder that requires virtually no active cooking time.
With this dish, you get fluffy rice infused with the mushrooms’ delicious umami flavors.
With how easy and tasty this baked mushroom rice is, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t made it sooner.
Looking to add a light and fresh dish to complete your smoked turkey lunch?
This kale salad may be just what you need.
It’s a vibrant and colorful salad bursting with tangy flavors and crunchy textures.
Its zingy balsamic orange dressing really ties everything together.
Get this orange ginger kale salad recipe here.
Roasted cauliflower gratin
Want the cheesy goodness of potato au gratin, but watching the calories?
Curb your cravings with this cauliflower au gratin!
The cauliflower florets in this dish are roasted, not boiled.
Roasting the cauliflower florets gives them irresistible crispy edges and enhances their natural flavors that pair superbly with your cheese sauce.
Create the ultimate comfort meal with a generous helping of this roasted cauliflower au gratin and your smoked turkey breast.
Kimchi mac and cheese
Getting bored of classic mac and cheese?
Spice it up by adding chopped kimchi.
The kimchi adds a spicy and subtle tangy flavor to the cheese sauce. Throw in a handful of bacon bits for added crunch and smokiness to round the dish out.
Imagine smothering your smoked turkey breast slices with this spicy, cheesy sauce?
Expect this bacon and kimchi mac and cheese to get devoured the minute you set it down.
Thai noodle stir fry
Switch things up by making this Thai noodle stir fry to go with your smoked turkey breast.
It’s packed to the brim with various sweet, savory, and spicy flavors from the vegetables and sauce.
The variety of vegetables in this dish gives you a pleasant combination of crisp-tender and soft textures.
And the most important part?
It’ll only take 20 minutes to get this spicy Thai noodle stir fry from your kitchen to your dining room table.
Make your smoked turkey breast a complete, hearty, and healthy meal with these vegetable kabobs.
The key to making them extra tasty lies in marinating your vegetables in the flavorful garlic lemon marinade.
You can easily make these vegetable kabobs without firing up your grill – they roast perfectly in the oven.
Cranberry jello salad
It’s not a Thanksgiving meal without some form of cranberries to add to your smoked turkey breast.
This salad features a combination of flavors and textures that complement and contrast each other beautifully.
Serve this cranberry jello salad alongside (or on top of) your smoked turkey breast for dinner tonight.
Italian-stuffed collard greens
Not the biggest fan of collard greens?
These stuffed collard greens may just change your mind.
The greens are stuffed with a cheesy rice and sausage mixture, rolled, and then drenched in the marinara sauce before being baked in the oven.
After all, everything’s better with cheese and carbs.
These Italian-stuffed collard greens are guaranteed to be a massive hit among your guests.
Roasted carrots and brussels sprouts
For the days when you want to keep things simple, this dish has your back.
The carrots and brussels sprouts are flavored with honey and a seasoning mix with chili powder and cayenne for a spicy kick, making them highly irresistible.
These honey-roasted carrots and brussels sprouts may be simple, but they’re delicious enough to be served alongside your smoked turkey, even for extra special dinners.
Pssst.. Use rainbow carrots to achieve this dish’s colorful, vibrant look.
Baked lobster tails
Wondering what else to serve with your smoked turkey breast that’ll wow your guests?
Give this baked lobster tail a try.
Just the thought of sweet, juicy lobster meat drenched in melted butter makes my mouth water.
Your guests will be impressed with them and think they took you hours to prepare.
But it’ll only take you 20 minutes to get these buttery baked lobster tails prepped and ready to serve.
The best side dishes for smoked turkey breast
- Mashed potato cakes
- Sweet potato rolls
- Green bean casserole
- Cornbread stuffing
- Broccoli apple salad
- Baked mushroom rice
- Kale salad
- Roasted cauliflower gratin
- Kimchi mac and cheese
- Thai noodle stir fry
- Vegetable kabobs
- Cranberry jello salad
- Italian-stuffed collard greens
- Roasted carrots and brussels sprouts
- Baked lobster tails
What To Serve With Smoked Turkey Breast
- 1 portion smoked turkey breast
- Prepare your smoked turkey breast according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: mashed potato cakes, sweet potato rolls, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, broccoli apple salad, baked mushroom rice, kale salad, roasted cauliflower gratin, kimchi mac and cheese, Thai noodle stir fry, vegetable kabobs, cranberry jello salad, Italian-stuffed collard greens, roasted carrots and brussels sprouts, baked lobster tails.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!